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October 03, 2016
Whether Apple is a HIPAA covered entity was called into question when it advertised for a health regulations lawyer. Expert Mike Chapple discusses Apple's relationship with HIPAA.
April 07, 2015
New infographic details the top healthcare spending trends from TechTarget's health IT purchasing survey, with security investments a likely priority.
August 19, 2014
The Community Health data breach exposed the personal data of 4.5 million patients of the healthcare entity, opening up potential regulatory issues.
May 08, 2014
Two New York hospitals agreed to pay a $4.8 million settlement for a potential HIPAA violation dating back to 2010.
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Secure communications are a pivotal piece of the physician-patient relationship, so protecting the clinical data within those messages becomes paramount. Continue Reading
It's important for healthcare organizations to have clear social media policy best practices. Expert Mike Chapple explains what needs to be in the policy to stay HIPAA compliant. Continue Reading
Healthcare clearinghouses like Mass HIway are a new trend in health IT, but what are the security implications? Expert Mike Chapple explains what you need to know. Continue Reading
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Cybercriminals have a greater likelihood of hitting hospitals than the community assaults envisioned after the 9/11 attacks. But technology is better poised to defend against them. Continue Reading
Banner Health in Arizona, 21st Century Oncology in Florida, Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in Georgia -- the list of healthcare cyberattack victims last year seems endless. In those three facilities alone, more than 6 million patients were ... Continue Reading
There are several factors that leave hospitals vulnerable to ransomware attacks, including the use of legacy systems and the fear of financial penalties due to a data breach. Continue Reading
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Although HIPAA may not specify how to protect patient data in the event a system goes down, its requirements make it clear data must remain available and secure. Continue Reading
Maintaining information privacy and security seem to be separate challenges, but in reality, each is integral to the other. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to work toward both. Continue Reading
Ransomware attacks on healthcare data are on the rise. Expert Ernie Hayden explains why healthcare organizations are a target and the effects of these attacks. Continue Reading
Problem Solve HIPAA Issues
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Many users of the file-sharing website Docs.com were unaware that the sensitive data they uploaded was searchable. Expert Michael Cobb explains how this data leak happened. Continue Reading
In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data breaches in healthcare. Continue Reading
When it comes to encryption, the HIPAA implementation specifications are complicated. Expert Joseph Granneman explains whether it's required or addressable. Continue Reading